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The Complete, 12-Step Guide to Starting a Business

Everything you need to know about how to start a business.<p>There are no limits on who can become a great entrepreneur. You don't necessarily need a college degree, a bunch of money in the bank or even business experience to start something that could become the next major success. However, what you …

Small Business

Beginner Photography Tip: Understanding Autofocus Points

Part of becoming an improved photographer is learning the ins and outs of your camera.Though it can seem overwhelming when you're a beginner - having …

7 Great Apps to Help You With Your Side Hustle

If you’re getting ready to start a side hustle, your phones and tablets are about to be put to good use for way more than texting your bestie, checking in with your parents, and making your pet Instagram famous. You’ll need to support your freshly minted entrepreneurial pursuits with social media …

Learn the Basics of Street Photography in Under 9 Minutes

When people think about street photography, they likely think of two things: first, amazing candid photos of people amidst the hustle and bustle of a …

The science behind how a digital camera works

While technology plays an integral part in our daily lives, many of us have little understanding of how the devices we use every day actually work.<p>In the video above we reveal how a digital camera works, creating an image by allowing light through the lens and using a sensor to covert the data into …

North America is going to get a new billionaire every 6 days

North America can expect to mint a new billionaire every six days for the next five years.<p>That's according to Credit Suisse's 2016 global wealth report, which charts the number of millionaires and billionaires around the world, and forecasts trends in global wealth.<p>North America leads the world in …

North America

The 7 Inevitable Stages of Pain Before You Succeed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally appeared on April 21, 2016.</i><p>Success is a climb. It’s a journey. It’s lifelong and built with undulating and unpredictable ups and downs. Success is always built upon risk, change, and personal development. The …

Motivation

15 Ways Millionaires Manage Their Money That Make Them Richer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's no secret that millionaires have different habits, qualities, and ways of thinking than the average person. Those habits are most prevalent when it comes to the ways that they manage their money. They have a unique way of thinking …

Personal Finance

5 weird signs you're vitamin deficient

When your body is trying to tell you something— for example, that you're skimping on critical vitamins— it may go to some strange lengths. "With today's diet of processed foods, it's easy to become vitamin deficient, either by not eating enough of the right foods or not absorbing them properly due …

Exonerated Death Row Inmate Meets the Former Prosecutor Who Put Him There

When Glenn Ford walked out of prison for the first time in 30 years, he had a state-issued debit card for $20. His prison account had $0.24. …

Why You Should Never Start Just One Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are two types of entrepreneurs: Those who start one company and those who start lots of companies.<p>Those who start lots of companies like to describe themselves as “serial entrepreneurs,” which may or may not be slightly fatuous. …

Entrepreneurship

5 Things You May not Know about Small Business Taxes - Small Business Trends

Dealing with taxes is a fact of life for small business owners.<p>Annual expenditures for taxes for most owners is likely their largest outlay each …

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

8 Daily Habits That Will Make 2015 Explosive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The new year is here and most entrepreneurs are looking at how they will raise their game in 2015. Many of you may want to ramp up your personal development and productivity to a whole new level to reach some major goals.<p>When it comes to …

Time Management

A Second Chance to Make the Right Impression

Romualdo Faura<p>Years ago a friend of mine, Gordon, interviewed for a position at a prominent university. During his daylong visit to campus, he had lunch with a senior faculty member (let’s call him Bob) who had final say over the hire. After their food arrived, Bob said of his meal, “You know, this …

5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

Why Payroll Is One Function You Should Outsource

Business consultants have long advocated outsourcing non-core functions.<p>A non-core function is one that is not a profit center (meaning, you don’t …

The Secret to Protecting Your Brand Starts with Your Name

You want your business to stand out in the crowd. That’s why your brand should be highly memorable, emotionally compelling, and different from the …

Want to be "Where It's At"? 100 Business Sites to Follow

Where do you get news and information for running your small business? If one of the places is on the Internet, you’re certainly not alone.<p>Journalist …

5 Ways To Get Prospective Customers to Choose You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the world of business marketing, the strategic focus has slowly shifted from seeking potential clients to making them want to come to you.<p>In other words, you as a business owner can finally forgo the drudgery of always having to jump …

Marketing

TOM LEE: In 5 Years, I Think The Dow And S&P 500 Will Double

Lee told Bloomberg's Tom Keene on Friday that he expects earnings on the S&P 500 to peak near $190 per share from around $120 today.<p>He expects earnings growth to be accelerated by a pick up in investment spending , a theme that many economists have been forecasting.<p>Business equipment has been …

S&P 500

The Most Important Career Choice You'll Ever Make

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to navigating your career, each of you has a choice to make: settle for what comes your way and make the best of it or reach for the stars and tackle every obstacle that stands in your way.<p>I know that sounds like a very …

Entrepreneurship

What to Do When Your Employees Want to Start Their Own Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leaders, think of your smart, driven, innovative team members. Those few at the top who streamline systems and boost morale. Would you say they remind you of yourself? Would you say they are entrepreneurial? Guess what? Some of them are. …

Entrepreneurship

The Answers to These 3 Questions Will Get You Through the Low Points

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurial life creates the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. It is a journey of never ending emotions. The true leaders emerge when times are tough, gut-wrenching decisions are called for and mistakes are made. I’ve been …

Motivation

Keep 'Em Coming Back: How Freight Brokers Can Engage Customers Online

<i>The following excerpt is from The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. and Jason R. Rich's book</i> Start Your Own Freigth Brokerage Business, 5th Edition<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound<p>Your website is one of the primary ways prospective customers will find you, and it’s a key way to …

Social Media

The NBA's Massive New TV Deal Clears The Way For Putting Ads On Jerseys

According to SBJ, a plan to put 2.5-inch by 2.5-inch advertising patches on jerseys was shelved in 2012 over issues of "how teams would split revenue and the role Turner and ESPN would have in any jersey ad deal."<p>The new TV deal eliminates one of those two obstacles, clearing the way for ads on …

NBA

9 Books Steve Jobs Thought Everybody Should Read

Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>"The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we've always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts," he said.<p>Jobs' lifelong interest in the …

William Shakespeare

Ireland Is Looking To Close Apple's Favorite Tax Loophole

Ireland is moving to phase out the "Double Irish" tax structure that has let companies like Apple and Google save billions of dollars in taxes, sources tell Australia's iTnews . Although the change is not sure, it is reportedly "more likely than not" to happen.<p>Ireland's tax structure helped Apple …

Tim Cook

11 Hospitality Trends We're Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …